Review: Apidura Food Pouch Plus 1.2L
Once I’d worked out the webbing strap was detachable and was able to rig up a secure system to my Jones Loop bars, I immediately began to appreciate the benefits the Food Pouch Plus had for my bikepacking plans, despite at 80g it being heavier than most bottle cages.
Using a full frame bag, I can’t fit bottle cages, and I’ve struggled to find an easily accessible place to keep a drink handy. This problem’s been solved by Apidura and, but for the eye-watering price, I’d definitely consider buying another.
It sits secure when bouncing around off road and, with its handy and easy-to-use drawstring, keeps your bottle safe. I used a 750ml one and had no trouble, but with a little effort I could fit my 1L Nalgene bottle – albeit very snuggly. There are handy stretch pockets for other snacks if your pockets are full, too.
If you’re touring on road, I’d suggest you consider paying a bit more and getting a bar bag instead. For day riding, if you’re considering this, then you probably need to ask yourself whether you’re carrying too much!
Alpkit Stem Cell XL, £39.99
Cheaper, comes in variety of colours and should be able to fit a wee bit more.